Tony Robbins is one of the great voices in the area of mindset and focus. And I love this quote because it reminds us that no matter what mistakes we may have had or how slow we might be going, we are still ahead of everybody else who isn’t trying.
I know that as I started my coaching business, I was making an evolution out of a structured brick and mortar business into things that I can invest in individuals like you. At times I went through seasons of deep procrastination and deep self-doubt.
I finally realized that I was making progress all along the way. Things I used to call starts and stops were actual elements that would eventually become part of my coaching. They were just coming to my awareness in a different order than how I teach them today. A lot of that journey is what has developed into Mindset Engine.
As I developed my group coaching, as well as my one-on-one private clients, I realized that, even though I may not have moved as quickly I would have liked at the time, I was moving exactly at the pace that I needed to develop the tools that could truly help you.
At the time, I was frustrated over how slow it was. Now I look back at it and realize that that was exactly the perfect amount of development, which it was the perfect speed and pace because I needed to develop the right things.
If you’re struggling for the pace at which you are moving on this new goal of yours, take a moment and step back and look at it. Consider that if you are moving forward, albeit slow, but you’re moving forward ahead of everybody else who’s sitting and not trying. You are ahead of so many other people.
Now, the challenge is to look at how can you move forward faster, higher, better so that you are happy with the results of the pace.
Think About That.
It sounds much easier than it actually is—to do what you love and love what you do.
I know multi-millionaires who have started their own companies only to end up feeling like they built themselves a job rather than a lifestyle. I also know numerous top performing entrepreneurs who are in complete peace and harmony with where they are and what they do.
I call it “Building a business that is authentic and congruent with who you are.” And, it is a significant part of my coaching model. Without that clarity, it is easy to get busy and end up addicted to the action, but not passionate about the product. This is far more common than you might think.
The first step is all about brutal honesty. I talk about it all the time. You see, as entrepreneurs, we are usually pretty good sales people. We can talk about our product or service easily and openly. The downside is that often we get sold on our own material and lose sight of its true persona in the marketplace.
The best thing you can do is to have a community with a vested interest in you.
I see this happen dynamically every day in my group coaching sessions. The teams truly invest in one another and want everyone to succeed fully. It is a beautiful thing—watching entrepreneurs investing in their community.
So answer this. Do you love what you do? Would you get up every day for the rest of your life and do what you do for free?
I have found what when you do what you love and love what you do, your energy, authenticity, and congruence are significant and very attractive to your potential audience. People can see through a job. Most everyone I know wants to buy and/or follow a winner and a leader.
Do you love what you do? If not, it is time for some brutal honesty.
Think about that.
EASY is a concept often misunderstood. People are always looking for the magic bullet. Many are looking for a short cut or path that gets them something with little effort.
When you talk to people who are wildly successful in business and entrepreneurship, the truth becomes very clear.
Easy is something that you create. It’s a combination of hard work and learning. It understands that for you to get where you want to go, you have to have the right mindset to start. You have to have the right strategic model to follow and concentrated, disciplined action.
You have to do the hard work. Hard work is much more about doing the right things for the right reason at the right time.
Are you creating easy for yourself or are you looking for easy for yourself? One of them will give you success.
I suggest you look at the Vision90 tool in the resources area of the app. This powerful tool will help you map out what “easy” can look like for you.
Think about that.
I get asked all the time, “what it is that makes successful people successful?” or, “why is that when someone has a particular success that they tend to have another and another?”
The truth is that success really does happen when your dreams and your desires get bigger than your excuses.
I wanted to be in personal coaching for quite some time and wanted to create something like Mindset Engine to give away to help other people achieve a healthy, focused mindset.
For me, I had to get to the place where my desire for success became greater than my excuses. Then, and only then, did I take strong forward action and put myself out there.
Was I scared? You bet! But I quickly realized that all of us fight the challenge of fear and self-doubt. Once you learn to make your mind work for you instead of against you, you have the ability to do virtually anything.
What I encourage you to do is take this thought and pause for a moment. Grab your journal or your phone, tablet, or the journal function in this app—whatever it is that you use to take notes on, and ask yourself, what is holding you back? What is keeping you from where you want to be?
Before you allow yourself to accept those things, look at each statement that you’ve written down and asked yourself why.
Why is that holding you back?
What is that you could do differently and break through to your goal?
Excuses are like a warm, comfortable blanket on a cold day. They’re wonderful to wrap around us because it makes us feel good. But ultimately, excuses deny us the ability to experience life and the success we want.
You have to pay attention and be brutally honest with yourself. It is super easy to get caught in a life of excuses where you miss the success and the dreams that you want. Mindset will give you a giant step forward.
Think about that.
Funny how success and hard work have such an interesting relationship. We all sell the idea that things come easily and that some are just lucky. When in reality, hard work creates an environment where success seems to show up more and more and more.
At the same time, we must be wise enough to know when hard work stops and busy work starts.
Busy work is the stuff we do to make ourselves feel busy.
Hard work is the things we can do to serve our audience, build our brand, expand our impact.
There. Is. A. Difference.
And the funny thing is that the most impactful people I know RARELY talk about how busy they are. The uber successful do not see hard work or even a busy schedule as anything other that the price of admission to success.
If you do the work, in authenticity, consistently – success will come.
On the contrary, if you bluster and fluff over work and tasks that do not directly impact your bottom line, you are merely buzzing around trying to appear successful—and the world can see through that.
Think about that.